PJ was up and out of the room early to volunteer at the conference registration desk. PJ here: If you're going to conference, I highly recommend volunteering at the registration desk. It's a lot of fun and a great place to meet everyone checking in for the conference. Lots of hugging going on there yesterday morning!
Gannon was off early to meet her friend, author Geri Krotow for breakfast. Geri and Gannon's husband were classmates at the U.S. Naval Academy. Geri's living in Moscow now and flew in for the conference. Great opportunity to catch up with old friends!
|Christine Wells, PJ, Anna Campbell|
After lunch, we met up with two more of our favorite authors, Teresa Medeiros and Eloisa James - two of the nicest women you'll ever meet. Over sodas and cookies, we chatted about books, kids, pets, Eloisa's year in Paris and what's coming next from both authors. Eloisa has a new (fabulous) book out this week called A Kiss at Midnight and Teresa's next book, The Devil Wears Plaid will be released August 24th.
Last night from 5:30 to 7:30 was the Literacy Signing and people started lining up at 3:00! Lots of great romance authors in the central Florida area! We made the rounds, bought some books and took lots of photos. PJ's niece, Jenn (who guest reviews for us) and her sister-in-law, Kitty live in the area and joined us for the book signing. We all had a wonderful time (though our sore feet are still screaming). lol
After the signing, we all headed over to the party thrown by the authors of The Goddess Blogs: Karen Hawkins, Claudia Dain, Sabrina Jeffries, Suzanne Enoch, Madeline Hunter, Rachel Gibson, Karen Rose, Lori Handeland and Julia London and Nicole Jordan (hostesses in absentia). There we ran into old freinds and made lots of new ones as we circulated the room sporting our new fashion statement - hot pink tiaras!
After capping off the day with the Epcot fireworks display, visible from our room, we hit the sack for a night of RWA dream. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!
We're having trouble uploading photos to the blog (it takes forever) from the hotel connection so please pop over to PJ's facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pj.ausdenmore where she'll be adding pics to her RWA album each day.